LANYON, Andrew. Deadpan: A three hundred and sixty degree revolution.

(Penzance, Cornwall): Self-published, 1987. First edition. Square octavo. 120 pages. Artists book, a mix of whimsical text and images. The first in the Rowley series, a curious history of three characters all named Rowley: Vera, Walter and Mervyn; and of two locations: Rowley Hall and the Cornish town of St Ives. The human protagonists are three members of a family devoted to outlandish and bizarre experimentation, mostly upon themselves and each other. Some illustrations have been cut out from other publications and pasted onto leaves. A near fine copy in dust jacket, housed in a plain card slipcase. Published in an edition of 354 numbered copies signed by the author.


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